Definition of Honour

1. Noun. The state of being honored.

Exact synonyms: Honor, Laurels
Generic synonyms: Standing
Specialized synonyms: Glorification, Glory, Celebrity, Fame, Renown, Esteem, Regard, Respect, Reputation, Repute
Antonyms: Dishonor
Derivative terms: Honor, Honor, Honorary

2. Verb. Bestow honor or rewards upon. "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
Exact synonyms: Honor, Reward
Specialized synonyms: Drink, Pledge, Salute, Toast, Wassail, Dignify, Ennoble, Decorate
Generic synonyms: Recognise, Recognize
Antonyms: Dishonor
Derivative terms: Honor, Honor, Honoree, Reward

3. Noun. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction. "An award for bravery"

4. Verb. Show respect towards. "Honor your parents!"
Exact synonyms: Abide By, Honor, Observe, Respect
Generic synonyms: Accept
Specialized synonyms: Celebrate, Lionise, Lionize, Tolerate
Derivative terms: Honorable, Honoring, Respect, Respect, Respect, Respect, Respect, Respecter
Antonyms: Disrespect

5. Noun. The quality of being honorable and having a good name. "A man of honor"
Exact synonyms: Honor
Generic synonyms: Righteousness
Antonyms: Dishonor

6. Verb. Accept as pay. "We honor checks and drafts"
Exact synonyms: Honor
Generic synonyms: Accept, Have, Take
Antonyms: Dishonor
Derivative terms: Honor

7. Noun. A woman's virtue or chastity.
Exact synonyms: Honor, Pureness, Purity
Generic synonyms: Chastity, Sexual Morality, Virtue
Derivative terms: Pure, Pure

Definition of Honour

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English), a less common spelling of Honor. ¹

2. Noun. Recognition of importance or spiritual value; respect. ¹

3. Noun. Favourable reputation; dignity; sense of self-worth. ¹

4. Noun. An objectification of praiseworthiness or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as an award given by the state to a citizen. ¹

5. Noun. A privilege. ¹

6. Noun. (heraldry) The centre point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon; also honour point. ¹

7. Noun. (context: card games) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack. ¹

8. Noun. (golf) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent plays his. ¹

9. Noun. (in the plural) =honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank. ¹

10. Verb. To think of highly, to respect highly, to recognise the importance or spiritual value of ¹

11. Verb. To confer an honour or privilege upon (someone). ¹

12. Verb. To conform with, obey (e.g. a treaty or promise) ¹

13. Verb. To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc). ¹

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Definition of Honour

1. to honor [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: honor

Lexicographical Neighbors of Honour

honour (current term)
honour killing
honour killings
honour roll
honour rolls
honour system

Literary usage of Honour

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1840)
"honour signifies the aggregate of those rules by the assistance of which this ... Thus we say that a man has always strictly obeyed the laws of honour; ..."

2. Leviathan ; Or, The Matter, Forme & Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiasticall by Thomas Hobbes, Alfred Rayney Waller (1904)
"To agree with in opinion, is to honour; as being a signe of approving his judgement, ... C To imitate, is to honour; for it is vehemently to approve. ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"honour signifies the aggregate of those rules by the assistance of which this ... Thus we say that a man has always strictly obeyed the laws of honour ..."

4. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1810)
"THE club, of which I have often declared myself a member, were last night engaged in a discourse upon that which passes for the chief point of honour among ..."

5. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (1909)
"To-night Philip was giving a club dance in her honour. He had spent days in devising new and exquisite effects in decorations, entertainment, and supper. ..."

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